I made a work mistake. Boy, am I bummed!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by DDD, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    This is just a vent to ease my stress. My business is not one that any of you share so there's no reason to explain in detail. on the other hand getting it off my chest may help me face the day.

    Our small business sales are about one third of that they need to be this year. There is alot of pressure hoping for good sales and struggling to keep the suppliers at bay.Six months ago I had a really big sale that was difficult and very time consuming but sizable. Guess what??? Yesterday I found out that I had provided the wrong parts for the customer. Today I have to replace them at no charge to the customer. I'm guessing $700 or so!

    I know it's not the end of the world, lol. But this is the first time in over thirty years I have messed up. I don't know which is bugging me more. The loss of dollars or having to admit that I was wrong. I am not fun company, DDD
  2. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Gosh DDD I'm sorry that this happened but you are only human and us humans do make mistakes. I think we are much harder on ourselves than anyone else is on us. I'm sure you apologized to all involved and they know what a valuable employee you are. You are such an honest and caring person and all who come in contact with you must see that. It's hard to accept our failings but soon you will have your self confidence back.

  3. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Nancy. The one good thing about it is that I am the boxx. At least I don't have to apologize to anyone. DDD
  4. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Yuck! That is a frustrating event for sure.

    You gotta let it roll.....Fix it and Forget it!

  5. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    :embarrassed: Anyone who can't spell boss...shouldn't be one! LOL This just isn't my week. TGI's almost the end of the
    workweek. DDD
  6. barneysmom

    barneysmom Member

    Hey DDD, I hate making boo-boos too.

    Realistically though you've done so much good stuff that it way balances out.

    hugs hugs hugs